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Environment - Psychology - 23.01.2017
Psychological 'vaccine' could help immunise public against 'fake news' on climate change - study
Psychological ‘vaccine’ could help immunise public against ‘fake news’ on climate change - study
New research finds that misinformation on climate change can psychologically cancel out the influence of accurate statements. However, if legitimate facts are delivered with an 'inoculation' - a warning dose of misinformation - some of the positive influence is preserved. There will always be people completely resistant to change, but we tend to find there is room for most people to change their minds, even just a little Sander van der Linden In medicine, vaccinating against a virus involves exposing a body to a weakened version of the threat, enough to build a tolerance.

Chemistry - Environment - 18.01.2017
Faster recharging batteries possible after new insights
Faster recharging batteries possible after new insights
Faster recharging lithium batteries could be developed after scientists figured out why adding charged metal atoms to tunnel structures within batteries improves their performance. Rechargeable lithium batteries have helped power the 'portable revolution' in mobile phones, laptops and tablet computers, and new generations of lithium batteries are being developed for electric vehicles and to store energy from wind and solar power.

Environment - 13.01.2017
Mapping movements of alien bird species
Mapping movements of alien bird species
The global map of alien bird species has been produced for the first time by a UCL-led team of researchers. It shows that human activities are the main determinants of how many alien bird species live in an area but that alien species are most successful in areas already rich with native bird species.

Environment - Life Sciences - 12.01.2017
Fish lightly to keep Snapper on the reef
Fish lightly to keep Snapper on the reef
Fishing is fundamentally altering the food chain in coral reefs and putting extra pressure on top-level predator fish, according to new research. Fish such as Snapper and Grouper sit at the top of the food chain and are highly sought-after in restaurants the world over, commanding a high price in fish markets and supporting the livelihoods of many fishing communities across the Tropics - but the coral reefs they inhabit are under threat.